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Conservation

Gift Pledge Agreement

A gift pledge agreement is a great way to support Bur Oak Land Trust! Click this link to fill out the online form: Gift Pledge Agreement

Conservation Easements (CE)

A CE is a legal agreement between a landowner and a conservation organization whereby the landowner retains ownership, but gives up the right to develop the land. CEs are permanent and remain in effect when the land is sold or inherited.

Gift of Land

A landowner’s gift of property to the land trust is protected and managed in accordance with the donor’s wishes.

Sale of Land

The land trust may purchase land with important natural resource values, or land which is threatened by development, and protect it.

Retained Life Estate

Landowners may donate property to the land trust but retain a life interest for themselves and their family. This allows them to live on or use the land for their lifetime.

Limited Development

The land trust works with the landowner to design a limited development scenario whereby environmentally sensitive land is protected as open space, while well-planned development in the remaining area allows the owner to realize income.

Bequest

The land trust works with the landowner to design a limited development scenario whereby environmentally sensitive land is protected as open space, while well-planned development in the remaining area allows the owner to realize income.